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Book Beginnings On Friday (1)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Page 1, Sentence 1 of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See :

"Our daughter looks like a South China peasant with those red cheeks", my father complains, pointedly ignoring the soup before him. "Can't you do something about them?".

How did your current read begin? :)


  1. Ahhh. Good one. I feel bad for her already!

    Here is my BBF :)

  2. PS
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  3. Oh my. This is a subject that does interest me. Sounds like a very interesting book. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

  4. Great first sentence! I've been wanting to read this. I really enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan but I haven't gotten to this one or Peony In Love yet. I hope you enjoy Shanghai Girls. I've heard really good things about it.

    Here is my book beginning

  5. Ooh, that's a bold sentence. !

    Thanks for following my blog! I popped over to check you out! Now a follower.

  6. Wow, that's a great beginning! I'm pretty sure I've read a review of this book, but I totally forget what it's about. Hope you like it!

  7. I think I've heard of that book but im not sure. I hope that you enjoy it :-)

  8. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you now, too! Love the name of your blog! ;-)

  9. This is a great beginning! Thanks for your comment (I've been away for a few days so just catching up). So pleased I found your blog.


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